Stacie Lents. Plays published by Playscripts include Henry's Law, Laugh out Loud (cry quietly), and Fire Exit. Ms. Lents is currently working on a stage adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel Hag-Seed, a commission from Prison Performing Arts as part of their New Plays Initiative. A previous PPA commission, Run-On Sentence, was nominated for a St. Louis Theatre Circle Award for Outstanding New Play in 2019. Her plays have been licensed in the United States, Canada, and the UK; they have been produced and developed by Jersey City Theater Center, Playwrights Theater of New Jersey, SATE, coLAB Arts, New Brunswick Theater Festival, Mile Square Theatre, StrangeDog Theatre Company, Luna Stage, Horse Trade Theater Group, Project Y, Rutgers University, and Fairleigh Dickinson University, among others. Ms. Lents wrote the book and lyrics for Daisy in Disguise, which ran off-Broadway through Vital Theatre Company, and her play College Colors premiered at Crossroads Theatre Company in 2016.
Excerpts from her plays have been anthologized in Contemporary Scenes for Twentysomethings and In Performance: Contemporary Monologues for Men and Women (Teens), published by Applause. Henry's Law, a play about bullying, was included in Backstage.com's list of 15 Must-Read Plays for Tweens and Teens. Peter Filichia of TheaterMania wrote that Laugh Out Loud (cry quietly), about internet dating, "is the best comedy I've seen all year." As an actor, Ms. Lents has performed regionally and in New York; she originated the one-woman play Six Hands by Eric H. Weinberger and the role of Joan in 100 Years by Richard Dresser. Ms. Lents is an Associate Professor of Theater at Fairleigh Dickinson University and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Actors' Equity Association, and SAG-AFTRA. She received her MFA from Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts and her BA from Yale University.